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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday Spots and Stuff

Saturday Spots and Stuff
From the Big Beige Book of Ballet Statutes comes this rule for spotting turns:  Turns spot where they finish.  Now, there are exceptions, one notable one is for pirouettes en dedans.  In this instance, the dancer can spot front, or where the turn finishes.
The reasoning behind spotting where you finish is simple.  Spotting at the “finish line” provides a template for a clean finish.  In other words, the dancer knows, both mentally and visually, where he/she is going before she gets there.  And that’s a story for another day:  dancers always think one step ahead of where they are.
That’s just one more reason why dancers are so smart! 

From the Big Beige Book of Ballet Statutes

Statute #8:
Turns spot where they finish.”

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“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
-Tony Robbins

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